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2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil and Fluids User Guide

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2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil and Fluids Owner’s Manual

The 2024 BMW X5 is equipped with cutting-edge engine oil and fluid technology, which maximizes longevity and performance for a comfortable ride. These fluids’ exceptional efficiency and dependability are guaranteed by their precision engineering, raising the bar for automotive quality.

2024 BMW X5 Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

BMW Engine Oil Guide

General
The engine oil consumption and the properties of the engine oil depend on the driving style and operating conditions.
Therefore check the engine oil level regularly each time you fill up with fuel by taking a detailed measurement.
Engine oil consumption may increase due to the following, for example:

  • Dynamic driving style.
  • While running in the engine.
  • Engine idling.
  • Use of engine oil grades rated as unsuitable.

Depending on the engine oil level and proper-ties of the engine oil, different Check Control messages are displayed on the control display.
The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends having the engine oil changed by an author-ised Service Partner or another qualified Serv-ice Partner or a specialist workshop.

Safety information

NOTICE
Too little engine oil causes engine damage. There is a risk of material damage. Top up with engine oil immediately.

NOTICE
Too much engine oil can damage the engine or the catalytic converter. There is a risk
of material damage. Do not add too much engine oil. If there is too much engine oil, have the engine oil level corrected by an au-thorised Service Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

NOTICE
If the engine oil is not changed at the cor-rect time, engine wear may increase which could cause engine damage. There is a risk of material damage. Do not exceed the serv-ice date indicated in the vehicle.

Electronic oil measurement

General
Electronic oil measurement uses two measur-ing procedures:

  • Monitoring.
  • Detailed measurement.

When frequently making short journeys or us-ing a sporty driving style, for example fast cornering, perform a detailed measurement at regular intervals.

Monitoring

Principle
The engine oil level is monitored electronically during the journey and can be shown on the control display.
If the engine oil level is outside its permissible operating range, a Check Control message is shown.

Operating requirements
A current reading is available after approxi-mately 30 minutes of normal driving.

Displaying the engine oil level

  1. Apps menu
  2. “Vehicle apps”
  3. “Vehicle status”
  4. “Engine oil level”
    The engine oil level is displayed.

System limits
When frequently making short journeys or us-ing a sporty driving style, it may not be pos-sible to obtain a measurement. In this case, the measurement for the last, sufficiently long journey is displayed.

Detailed measurement

Principle
The engine oil level is checked when the vehi-cle is stationary and is shown on a scale.
If the engine oil level is outside its permissible operating range, a Check Control message is shown.

General
During measurement, the idle rotational speed is increased slightly.

Operating requirements

  • Vehicle is standing on level ground.
  • Drive-ready state is switched on by press-ing the Start/Stop button.
  • Engine is at operating temperature.
  • Selector lever in position N or P and accel-erator pedal not pressed.

Carrying out a detailed measurement

  1. Apps menu
  2. “Vehicle apps”
  3. “Vehicle status”
  4. “Engine oil level”
  5. “Oil level measurement”
  6. “Start measurement”

The engine oil level is checked and shown on a scale.

Topping up engine oil

General
Do not top up engine oil unless a message
is displayed in the instrument cluster. The top-up quantity is specified in the message on the control display.
Only top up with suitable engine oil grades.
Stop the vehicle safely and switch off drive-ready state before topping up with engine oil.
Do not add too much engine oil.

Safety information

WARNING
Operating fluids, for example oils, greases, coolants and fuels, can contain substances that are harmful to health. There is a danger of injury or danger to life. Please comply with the instructions on the containers. Do not al-low operating fluids to come into contact with clothing, skin or eyes. Do not pour operating fluids into other bottles. Keep operating fluids out of the reach of children.

NOTICE
Too little engine oil causes engine damage. There is a risk of material damage. Top up with engine oil immediately.

NOTICE
Too much engine oil can damage the engine or the catalytic converter. There is a risk
of material damage. Do not add too much engine oil. If there is too much engine oil, have the engine oil level corrected by an au-thorised Service Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

Overview
The oil filler neck is in the engine compartment. For further information: Overview, see page 389.

Topping up engine oil

  1. Open the bonnet.
    Opening, see page 391.
  2. Turn the cap anticlockwise to open.2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil 1
  3. Add engine oil.
  4. Tighten cap.

Engine oil grades for topping up

General
Engine oil quality is a critical factor in the serv-ice life of the engine.
Only top up with the types of engine oil that are listed.
Some engine oil grades may not be available in all countries.

Safety information

NOTICE
Oil additives can damage the engine. There is a risk of material damage. Do not use oil additives.

NOTICE
Using the wrong engine oil can result in en-gine malfunctions and damage. There is a risk of material damage. When selecting the engine oil, make sure that it is the correct oil specification.

Suitable engine oil grades
Engine oil with the following oil specification can be topped up:

Petrol engine
BMW Longlife-12 FE.
BMW Longlife-17 FE+.
BMW Longlife-19 FE.
BMW Longlife-22 FE++.

Diesel engine
BMW Longlife-12 FE.
BMW Longlife-17 FE+.

The oil specification Longlife-22 FE++ is not suitable for the 60i petrol engine.

Alternative engine oil grades
If suitable engine oils are not available, up to 1 litre, approx. 2 pints, of an engine oil with the following oil specification can be used for topping up:

Petrol engine
ACEA C2.
ACEA C5.

Diesel engine
ACEA C2.
ACEA C5.

The oil specification ACEA C2 is not suitable for 25d, 35d, 40d or 50d diesel engines.

Viscosity classes
When selecting an engine oil, make sure that the engine oil belongs to one of the following viscosity classes:

Petrol engine
SAE 0W-12.
SAE 0W-20.
SAE 0W-30.

Diesel engine
SAE 0W-20.
SAE 0W-30.

The viscosity classes SAE 0W-12 and SAE 0W-20 are not suitable for the 60i petrol en-gine.
Viscosity classes with a high viscosity grade can increase fuel consumption.
Further information on suitable engine oil specifications and viscosity classes can be ob-tained from an authorised Service Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil 2

Coolant

General
Coolant is a mixture of water and coolant addi-tive.
Not all commercially available coolant addi-tives are suitable for the vehicle. The vehicle manufacturer recommends using coolant with the BMW LC-18 specification. Do not mix cool-ant additives of different colours. Comply with the 50:50 mixture ratio of water to coolant ad-ditive. Information regarding suitable coolant additives is available from an authorised Serv-ice Partner or another qualified Service Partner or a specialist workshop.

Safety information

WARNING
If the cooling system is opened when the en-gine is hot, coolant can escape and cause scalding. There is a danger of injury. Only open the cooling system when the engine has cooled down.

WARNING
Additives are harmful to health and using the wrong additives can damage the engine. There is a danger of injury or material dam-age. Do not allow additives to come into contact with clothing, skin or eyes, and do not swallow them. Only use suitable additives.

Coolant level

General
On factory delivery, the coolant may be over-filled in the coolant tank. The normal coolant level is achieved by an extended operating time.
The target coolant level is indicated by means of the max. mark in the coolant filler neck of the coolant tank.
For further information: Overview, see page 389.

Checking the coolant level

  1. Allow the engine to cool down.
  2. Open the bonnet.
    Opening, see page 391.
  3. Turn cap on coolant expansion tank slightly anticlockwise to allow the excess pressure to escape.
  4. Open cap on coolant expansion tank.
  5. The coolant level is correct if it is just below the max. mark in the filler neck.
    2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil 3
  6. Tighten cap.

Topping up the coolant

  1. Allow the engine to cool down.
  2. Open the bonnet.
    Opening, see page 391.
  3. Turn cap on coolant expansion tank slightly anticlockwise to allow the excess pressure to escape.
  4. Open cap on coolant expansion tank.
  5. If required, slowly top up to the correct fill-ing level; do not overfill.
  6. Tighten cap.
  7. Have the cause of coolant loss rectified as soon as possible.

Disposal
2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil 4When disposing of coolant and coolant additives, comply with the relevant environmental protection regulations.

2024 BMW X5 Specs, Price, Features, Mileage (Brochure)

Washer fluid

General
All spray nozzles are supplied from one tank.
Use a mixture of tap water and screenwash concentrate for the window washer system, if necessary with the antifreeze additive.
Recommended minimum fill quantity: 2 lit-res/3.5 Imp. pints.

Safety information

WARNING
Some antifreeze additives can contain toxic substances, and are flammable. There is a risk of fire and danger of injury. Please com-ply with the instructions on the containers. Keep antifreeze additives away from sources of combustion. Do not pour operating fluids into other bottles. Keep operating fluids out of the reach of children.

WARNING
Washer fluid can ignite on contact with hot parts of the engine and catch fire. There is a danger of injury or material damage. Only top up washer fluid when the engine has cooled down. Afterwards fully close the cap of the washer fluid reservoir.

NOTICE
Silicone additives mixed with the washer fluid for their water beading effect on the windows may damage the car wash. There is a risk of material damage. Do not add silicone ad-ditives to the washer fluid.

NOTICE
Mixing different screenwash concentrates or antifreeze additives may damage the car wash. There is a risk of material damage. Do not mix different screenwash concentrates or antifreeze additives. Please comply with the instructions and mixing ratios stated on the containers.

Overview2024 BMW X5 Engine Oil 5
The reservoir for the washer fluid is located in the engine compartment.

Malfunction
Using undiluted screenwash concentrate or antifreeze additive based on alcohol may result in false readings at low temperatures below -15 ℃, +5 ℉.

 

FAQs

What type of engine oil does the 2024 BMW X5 use?

The 2024 BMW X5 utilizes synthetic engine oil, typically recommended with specifications meeting BMW Longlife-01 or BMW Longlife-04 standards.

How often should I change the engine oil in my 2024 BMW X5?

BMW recommends changing the engine oil in the 2024 X5 approximately every 10,000 to 15,000 miles, or once a year, depending on driving conditions and usage patterns.

Can I use conventional engine oil in my 2024 BMW X5?

While it’s not recommended, in a pinch, conventional engine oil meeting BMW specifications could be used temporarily. However, synthetic oil is preferred for optimal performance and engine protection.

What is the oil capacity of the 2024 BMW X5 engine?

The oil capacity for the 2024 BMW X5 engine typically ranges between 6 to 8 quarts, depending on the specific engine variant.

What type of coolant does the 2024 BMW X5 use?

The 2024 BMW X5 generally requires a coolant that meets BMW’s specifications, such as BMW Coolant/Antifreeze.

How often should I flush and replace the coolant in my 2024 BMW X5?

Coolant replacement intervals for the 2024 BMW X5 vary depending on factors like driving conditions and climate, but a general recommendation is every 2 to 3 years.

What kind of transmission fluid does the 2024 BMW X5 use?

The 2024 BMW X5 typically requires transmission fluid that meets BMW specifications, such as BMW ATF 3+.

When should I change the transmission fluid in my 2024 BMW X5?

Transmission fluid replacement intervals for the 2024 BMW X5 vary, but it’s generally recommended every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on driving conditions and usage.

What is the power steering fluid requirement for the 2024 BMW X5?

The 2024 BMW X5 typically uses a power steering fluid that meets BMW specifications, such as Pentosin CHF 11S.

How often should I check the power steering fluid in my 2024 BMW X5?

Regularly inspect the power steering fluid level in the 2024 BMW X5 during routine maintenance checks, and top up if necessary.

What type of brake fluid does the 2024 BMW X5 use?

The 2024 BMW X5 generally requires brake fluid meeting DOT 4 specifications.

When should I replace the brake fluid in my 2024 BMW X5?

Brake fluid replacement intervals for the 2024 BMW X5 vary, but a common recommendation is every 2 to 3 years to ensure optimal braking performance.

What type of differential fluid does the 2024 BMW X5 use?

The 2024 BMW X5 typically uses differential fluid that meets BMW specifications, such as BMW SAF-XO.

How often should I change the differential fluid in my 2024 BMW X5?

Differential fluid replacement intervals for the 2024 BMW X5 depend on driving conditions and usage, but it’s generally recommended every 30,000 to 60,000 miles.

Does the 2024 BMW X5 require any special additives in its fluids?

The 2024 BMW X5 may benefit from specific additives recommended by BMW for certain fluids, such as fuel system cleaners or engine oil additives.

Can I use aftermarket fluids in my 2024 BMW X5?

While some aftermarket fluids may meet BMW specifications, it’s generally recommended to use fluids approved by BMW to ensure compatibility and performance.

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